Jozef Imrich, name worthy of Kafka, has his finger on the pulse of any irony of interest and shares his findings to keep you in-the-know with the savviest trend setters and infomaniacs.
''I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.''
Eddie Obeid's barrister has told the state's highest criminal court that it is "an affront to the dignity of Parliament" for the courts to set standards of conduct for politicians and the former MP should not have stood trial for criminal misconduct.
THE barristers who fought Man Monis' High Court challenge two days before his deadly siege work in the same building as Katrina Dawson, just metres from the Lindt cafe.
It is believed the 50-year-old hostage-killer did not attend the 20- minute application on Friday where two High Court justices dismissed a bid to reinstate his appeal for the conviction of sending letters to the families of dead Australian soldiers.
Monis, who had been receiving Legal Aid funding, and his partner Amirah Droudis were represented by barristers Guy Reynolds SC and David Hume.
Imagine if there was a company which received millions of dollars in government grants each year, paid no tax as it held charitable status, owned recruitment agencies and also owned a law firm which fought against penalty rates for young workers and workplace leave for victims of domestic violence.
There is such a company. It is called the NSW Business Chamber Limited. Its financial statements show the NSW Business Chamber recorded revenue of $190 million dollars last year of which $5.8 million came in government grants.